Dance Hearts and the Bells of Freedom program’s biggest annual event, “The Big Thank You 2014”, was a great success. Marines and their families were greeted by their 2014 sponsors on Sunday, December 07, 2014 at the Amphibian Assault School Battalion and personally thanked for their service their service and loyalty to country and their families’ sacrifices. The Marine enlisted and their families were honored with a opening of ceremony welcome by Chaplain Leticia Rouser and Bells of Freedom’s Louis. Even a VIP Special Guest arrived riding in an AMTRAK (amphibious tank) to the surprise to the over 120 Marines and their families.

While children were lining up to tell Santa all of their Holiday wishes, a ‘meet and greet’ complete with hot rotisserie chicken and all the fixin’s from Rotisserie Affair, Jamba Juice smoothies, and other treats provided.   A total of over 700 people were fed.  Sponsors and their ‘adopted’ families enjoyed a hot meal together and got a chance to know one another.   The day culminated in the opening of the United Parcel Service semis to begin the delivery of gifts to Marine families along with their Sponsors.

Thank You!

Dance Hearts and the Bells of Freedom Program would like to thank our many individual, family, organization, and corporate sponsors in helping to make the “2014 The Big Thank-You” Military Family Adoption at Camp Pendleton a great success. Total contributions made by these concerned sponsors to this very ‘personal’ annual event serves our military men, women and their families as a ‘real life’ way for everyday citizens to show their love, support and appreciation to our enlisted men and women that serve in all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces wherever they serve, here at home or abroad.

We know that community outreach to our enlisted men and women would not be possible without the generous support of individuals, businesses and organizations who share the same goal of service. Dance Hearts, a 501 (c) (3) Public Charity, Federal Tax ID # 26-0534529. We thank you, our sponsors for your commitment in assisting these families and letting them know that their sacrifices do not go without notice.

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